The 2017 IIHF World Championship has come to a close and a pair of Islanders are bringing home medals.
Calvin de Haan won a silver medal with Canada, while goaltending prospect Ilya Sorokin earned a bronze medal with Russia. De Haan recorded one assist and eight penalty minutes in 10 games for Canada, while Sorokin stopped all 28 shots he saw in the tournament, spread over a 24-save shutout and a relief appearance.
Canada lost to Sweden 2-1 in a shootout in the gold medal game, while Russia beat Finland 5-3 to capture bronze.
Dennis Seidenberg was named the top defenseman in the tournament, scoring eight points (1G, 7A) in eight games, leading all players in his position. Seidenberg was named to the tournament's all-star team. Germany was eliminated by Canada in the quarterfinals.
Anders Lee scored eight points (5G, 3A) in eight games for Team USA, finishing tied for 15th in tournament scoring. Lee's five goals were tied for second on Team USA and ninth at Worlds. Nelson amassed seven points (4G, 3A) in eight games. Lee and Nelson scored all three goals in a 3-0 win over Italy and combined for four points (2G, 2A) in a 5-3 win over Russia. Team USA was eliminated by Finland in the quarterfinals.
Thomas Greiss appeared in four games for Germany, recording a 1-2-0 record with a 4.96 goals-against average and a .876 save percentage. Greiss' top moment was a 42-save, 2-1 win over Team USA in the tournament opener.